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Record 18548

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'T. S. Eliot's The Rock. A Pageant Play had been performed at Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May-9 June [1934] in aid of the Forty-Five Churches Fund of the Diocese of London, and was published at the same time. V[irginia] W[oolf] only read it, and expressed her views in a letter to Stephen Spender'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 28 May 1934 and 24 Jul 1934
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: T. S. Eliot
Title: The Rock. A Pageant Play
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1934
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18548  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1982
  Vol: 4
  Page: 230 n.21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 230 n.21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18548, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed's note accompanies Woolf's remark (re dinner party on 23 July 1934) in Diary entry for 24 July 1934, that 'Tom [Eliot] remained on the verge; yellow, bony; but I regretted having denounced the Rock -- so much melancholy in his face' (p.230 in source).

 

 

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